Fulton to present UNK sustainable ag program

Fulton to present UNK sustainable ag program

Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2015 11:41 pm | Updated: 11:42 pm, Sun Apr 12, 2015.

KEARNEY — Kevin Fulton, a Litchfield organic farmer who’s spoken at sustainable agriculture events nationwide, will present a program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Tuesday evening.

Fulton’s “Sustainable Agriculture” presentation is sponsored by UNK’s Department of Sociology. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 142 of Copeland Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Fulton operates Fulton Farms, a 2,800-acre organic grazing operation near Litchfield, where he produces and markets grass-fed beef and does custom grazing. His diversified livestock farm includes cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, pigs and horses, along with wheat and hay enterprises.

Fulton has transitioned away from conventional production agriculture in an effort to achieve greater sustainability. Guard dogs protect his sheep and goats from predators.

Fulton Farms has hosted numerous individuals and groups from around the world on their unique eco-ag tours. In addition, Fulton Farms has an internship program that draws future farmers from across the country who want to learn about organic, grass-based agriculture.

Fulton’s unique approach to farming has been featured in many trade journals, magazines and newspapers across the nation. He has been highlighted in several books, including “The Bond,” by Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The book is on the New York Times bestseller list.

Fulton also is active in a number of organizations and has served on advisory boards for the Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society, Center For Rural Affairs and the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition. He is the founder of a newly-formed ag advisory council for HSUS, which brings together prominent farmers and ranchers from across the country to help shape farm animal welfare reform.